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By Daniel Harrod IMAGINE yourself at the Oscars, minus the red carpet. And the gold-plated statuettes, for that matter. In fact, replace the champagne with a beer and the cinema setting with your computer screen and you might just find yourselves at the l

By Daniel Harrod

IMAGINE yourself at the Oscars, minus the red carpet. And the gold-plated statuettes, for that matter. In fact, replace the champagne with a beer and the cinema setting with your computer screen and you might just find yourselves at the location for the 'QPR End-of-Season Awards Ceremony'.

As we draw the curtains on what can only be described as an unpredictable season at Rangers, we hand out awards to the worthy winners.

The Tiger Woods 'Player of the Season Award':


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Alejandro Faurlin takes home this award. The Rs' 'record signing' has a left foot to rival Lionel Messi and the vision to compete with Cesc Fabregas. Never one to shy away from a challenge, the Argentinean has been the most consistent and has shown class throughout. Adel Taarabt and Jay Simpson were not far behind, but Faurlin caps off an excellent first season with this honour.

The Alex Ferguson 'Manager of the Year Award':

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It wouldn't be a real QPR season without more than one manager at the helm. Jim Magilton started off the campaign and got Rangers playing some superb attacking football. If he hadn't lost the dressing room, the Rs would certainly have been located in the top half of the table.

The David Haye 'Fighter of the Year Award':

Stand up Peter Ramage. When times were low and fans were slipping into a mild depression, Ramage showed true passion and commitment and did his best to rally the Rangers faithful. A firm fans' favourite.

The Bob Malcolm 'Worst Player of the Year Award':

It would be unfair to hand this to Nigel Quashie or Marcus Bent due to their lack of game time, but they certainly ran the eventual winner, Tamas Priskin, close. A sincere lack of effort, the inability to win a header, make a tackle or score goals, earns Priskin this coveted award.

The Maradona 'Goal of the Season Award':

He picked the ball up in his own half and beat three men, sliding the ball through one's legs in the process, before curling the ball beyond the keeper from 20 yards. A truly sensational goal from Adel Taarabt.

The Madonna 'Celebration of the Year Award':

No QPR fan celebrated harder than when Flavio Briatore finally stepped down as chairman. The supposed team and managerial interferences finally gone, a new chapter beckons.

Before we send the players off to the after party, we can finally take a deep breath after the highs and lows of this excitement filled season - and then we're back again for another exhilarating year down at Loftus Road.

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